Having just enjoyed a challenging ice storm, I’m full of appreciation for Twitter and the role it plays in emergencies (and in daily life, which is a form of chronic, sub-clinical emergency, surely): what’s going on; what’s wanted, not wanted; what’s likely to happen in the immediate future — this is useful information.
But Twitter has a lighter side, because some people emit a steady stream of jokes; and some of the time these joke are pretty good, certainly good enough for a quick yuk or quiet smile, which are things not to be frowned on in the course of a working day. So, in no particular order, here’s a pick of half a dozen or so of these micromics for you check out and, perhaps, follow, at least for a while. Of course, there are hundreds more out there, so don’t hesitate to share the wit via comments to this fillip.
For each stream, I’ve picked what I think is a representative tweet. But to check the tweeters out you can click on any of their names below to be taken to that person’s Twitter page, where you’ll find a run of what they offer.
Bad Luck Brian – has, well, worse than no luck at all.
Has Imaginary girlfriend. Gets cheated on.
— Bad Luck Brian (@ItsBadLuckBrian) December 8, 2013
First World Pains – You know: the stuff that you fret about most of the time.
I just microwaved my coffee and now its too hot
— First World Pains (@FirstWorldPains) December 23, 2013
God – Who deals in stuff you should really worry about.
Toronto, do I even have to TELL you what I'm punishing you for?
— God (@TheTweetOfGod) December 24, 2013
kelly oxford – Who wants to be the kind of girl Beyonce would be proud of.
If a song by Kesha and Pitbull doesn't give you a disease then I guess I just don't understand science.
— kelly oxford (@kellyoxford) December 20, 2013
Jason Sweeney – Who is Torontonian.
Some days, I just want the whole world to burn. So I use Comic Sans.
— Jason Sweeney (@sween) December 18, 2013
CC – Who is Canadian Cynic.
BREAKING! To deal with freezing weather, Canada Post CEO Deepak Chopra admits he is burning bundles of $5 bills from his recent 33% bonus.
— CC (@canadiancynic) December 25, 2013
Greenwich Mean Time – Which really is. Mean.
It's 5.12pm. On the first day of Christmas, your true love sent to you. Nothing because you do not have a true love.
— Greenwich Mean Time (@GreenwichMean) December 25, 2013
. . . and because we’re on English time at the end here . . . and because it’s as simple-silly as possible: